Senate should amend child care act to rule out federal funding for informal arrangements

Senate should amend child care act to rule out federal funding for informal arrangements

Child Care Now has called on members of the Senate standing committee studying the federal government’s proposed child care legislation to amend Bill C-35 so as to ensure federal funds for early learning and child care (ELCC) are directed only to regulated and licensed child care programs.

During her appearance before the Senate Committee, Child Care Now Executive Director Morna Ballantyne urged speedy passage of the Bill but expressed concern that if early learning and child care is not properly defined a future government might use the law to authorize public funding of informal unregulated child care arrangements.

Federal Early Learning and Child Care Infrastructure Fund is a good step, more are needed

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was joined by Karina Gould, Minister of Children, Families and Social Development on June 28th 2023 to announce that the $625 million federal  Early Learning and Child Care infrastructure fund promised in the 2022 federal budget will start to flow funds to provinces and provinces to help defray the capital costs…

Nova Scotia’s plan to transform early learning and child care in the province

Nova Scotia’s child care operators have received a briefing on the provincial government’s proposed approach to building a publicly funded system of early learning and child care so that high quality licensed programs can, over time, be made universally accessible, available, and affordable for all who want them. What follows is a summary of the…

Canada’s child care advocates applaud Karina Gould’s appointment as Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and welcome shift in responsibility for housing

Canada’s child care advocates applaud Karina Gould’s appointment as Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and welcome shift in responsibility for housing

Child Care Now, Canada’s national child care advocacy organization, applauds the Prime Minister’s decision to appoint the Honourable Karina Gould as Minister for Families, Children and Social Development and to make early learning and child care the Minister’s key responsibility. “Transferring responsibility for housing from the Minister for Families, Children and Social Development to the…

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